Legend of the lost City of Atlantis
The legend of the lost city of Atlantis is one of the most popular and interesting legends of the sea. Atlantis was initially mentioned in the works of Plato, a Greek philosopher.
Plato was known to talk truth about human conditions at his time. For this reason, some people believe the legend of the lost city of Atlantis to be true even 2,300 years after his death. The city of Atlantis was described as a utopian civilization that was created by half God and half-humans.
Atlantis was a great naval power. It was made of concentric islands which were separated by moats. They were linked together by a canal that stretched to the center. The islands of Atlantis contained a lot of gold, silver, and other precious metals. The capital city lied in the center of the island.
According to the legend, the city of Atlantis sank into the sea as it was hit by a giant earthquake, volcano, or tsunami. Plato stated that Atlantis existed around 9000 years before he was born and that the story had been passed down for generations.
However, the only sources of information about Atlantis available today are Plato’s writings.
Where is believed to be the lost city of Atlantis today?
For a long time, Azores was believed to be the site of the city of Atlantis. However, new researches have revealed a new site and the scientists are sure that Atlantis can be found in Cadiz, somewhere between the Spain and Morocco waters.